Sports Everybody now avoiding the NFF: Nigerian Players join in boycotting the league

Players of the Nigerian football league have become the latest to boycott league matches over the crises that have engulfed the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF).

The referees were the first to pull out on Thursday,but on Friday,club chairmen and their players announced that they will be toeing the same line.

Earlier on Friday,the NFF had insisted that matches will be played across centres this weekend.
In a statement released by the NFF Assistant Director, Communications, Ademola Olajire, dicreditting the statement released by the League Management Company on matches being suspended.

Factional Chairman of the NFF, Chris Giwa,was quoted to said in the statement that: “It has come to our notice that the LMC has been issuing notices to clubs in the Premier League that matches are being suspended from this weekend.

“This is totally untrue. If the LMC received a notice from the Nigeria Referees Association about a purported withdrawal of referees, the LMC should have brought this to the notice of the NFF.

“It was not for it (the LMC) to take a decision to suspend the League on its own.”

It has become apparent that there will not be any matches in the league this weekend,because the situation at the NFF is one that most people are now avoiding the football federation.